It is known to us all that more than 50% of the world wide web is running on WordPress. This also means that from small one page sites to the huge chunky multi-page websites, WordPress is running it all. But, when we are adding up the traffic to your site (especially when you get a lot of traffic on your website), your website performance may go terribly down due to the non presence of website caching.
Caching is one of the most essential elements out there nowadays. From SEO ranking till website performance, it affects it all. If you have brought your hosting from a well-reputed company, there is a chance that you already have server level caching at your back, as a result, you do not need to do any extra hard work from your side. But, in most of the cases, there is no server level caching present.
In this article today we are going to show you some of the best WordPress caching plugins out there. So, without wasting further time, let’s get started.
W3 Total Cache
W3 Total Cache is undoubtedly one of the most popular WordPress based caching plugins out there in the market. Generally when you search for caching plugin W3 Total Cache and WP Super Cache are the ones which are going to e the first ones on the list out there. It is also one of the best plugins out there without any questions asked. moreover, the plugin is free. W3 Total Cache receives a lot of love from the developers because it has got a lot of options to play with. W3 Total Cache has got millions of WordPress installations, along with that it is free and open source too.
But, on the other hand, it can be a little over the top for some people who are new to the platform. The settings along with so many options can be a little confusing sometimes. Ignoring this part, W3 Total Cache can be easily integrated with a dedicated CDN which is a hot feature which hardly any free caching plugin provides.
WP Super Cache
WP Super Cache is again one of the two best free WordPress caching solutions out there. Just like the last one, WP Super Cache is also open source and free, and it does have millions of installations within its pocket as well. This plugin has also amazed all and succeeded to provide some of the most fascinating results being just a free plugin.
Just like W3 Total Cache, this plugin also has its own user base. One good thing about WP Super Cache is that you are not required to upgrade this one so much often. Moreover, the plugin features out its own different modes. This includes the Simple Mode and the Expert Mode. Unlike the last plugin, you can choose between the two different modes. If you do not want to go through different settings then the Simple Mode is the best answer for you. But if you want to get more from the plugin, then you are required to unleash the expert mode. With the help of the expert mode, you’re able to super cache your files with some modifications to the .htaccess file.
After the two free solutions that are mentioned above, here comes the premium choice of ours. WP Rocket is the most well known and popular caching plugin for WordPress which is premium. The developers of the plugin feature three plans for the plugin. The $39 plan is going to provide you 1 year of support and updates for 1 website, whereas the $99 plan is going to get you the same thing for 3 websites, and the $199 plan provides you 1 year of support and updates for an unlimited number of websites.
A good reason to buy the product is it’s very easy to use interface, unlike the last two plugins which had featured a pretty complicated interface, this plugin features a pretty easy to understand interface which more or less anyone can understand. WP Rocket also has many more features along with its cool interface.
If you are facing the caching issues in any of your WordPress websites, it can be a lot hard and complicated than it looks sometimes. This is when the caching plugins for WordPress kick in. So, we recommend you to use any of the following plugins which are very good in terms of reliability and caching functions. Any questions, we are just a comment away!